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Physical Therapy and Massage for the Dog
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Introduction to Physical Therapy and Massage, Julia Robertson and Andy Mead Introduction A brief History of Massage Current practice Anatomy and Physiology, Julia Robertson and Andy Mead Introduction Skeletal System Muscular System Fascia Nervous System Other Systems Comparative Human and Canine Anatomy How a Dog Moves, Julia Robertson Introduction Muscle placement and action Initiation of movement Development of the puppy Exercise and Activity Preparation, Julia Robertson and Meg Robertson Exercise and Conditioning Performance Areas and Their Stresses Warming Up and Warming Down Warm-Up and Warm-Down for the Handler Rehabilitation Techniques, Julia Robertson Introduction Exercising Passive movement Hydrotherapy Massage in Physical Therapy, Julia Robertson Introduction to Massage Massage Methodology Massage Application Massage Techniques Assessment of the Dog Treatment Contraindications for Canine Massage Common Diseases and Pathologies, Andy Mead and Julia Robertson Investigation of Canine Lameness Common Joint Diseases Causing Lameness Disorders of Muscles and Tendons Neoplasia Spinal Disease Peripheral Neurological Disease Glossary of Terms Further Reading Appendix - The Muscles of the Dog - Their Placement and Actions Index

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Galen Therapy Centre, Coolham, West Sussex, UK

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"The seven chapters are supported with nicely presented coloured photographs, images and diagrams .. . This is certainly a book that anyone interested in an introduction to physical therapy and massage for the dog will enjoy." -Veterinary Record

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